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Decreasing development aid

After a devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, EI affiliates’ solidarity efforts helped get thousands of children back to schools.  © 2011, Ramon Espinosa, AP/Reporters.be

Enhancing use of funds in Latin America In Latin America, sustainability and the use of funding are predominant issues. “Co-operation development underwent a deep and far-reaching crisis due to the worldwide economic situation, and is less important and not top priority now,” says Combertty Rodriguez, the Chief Coo...

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Occupy Wall Street

Oakland © Noah Berger, AP/Reporters.be, 2011

Immediate prototypes for OWS are the British student protests of 2010, Greece’s and Spain’s anti-austerity protests of the ‘indignados’ (indignants), as well as the Middle East’s Arab Spring protests. OWS’ slogan, ‘We are the 99 percent’ refers to the growing income and wealth ineq...

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Tom Bediako

Tom Bediako ©Wouter van der Schaaf, AOb, 2011

African identity makes us strong We are part of a global organisation, but it looks like many unions in Africa have given up on taking their destiny in their own hands. I worked so hard to obtain African teachers’ unity through the All Africa Teachers’ Organisation and the Pan African Teachers’ Centre. I dep...

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